Examples of preposterous in a Sentence
The whole idea is preposterous!
the idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is preposterous
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The accusation is preposterous, but that doesn’t matter.
The assumption that Conway is uniquely dishonest strikes me as not only preposterous but irrelevant.
Landon and Lobdell revel in how their story could only happen in the movies, piling on preposterous complications with self-aware glee.
Forrest should look this ugly, this preposterous, in our remembrances.
But even within the preposterous realm of sports arguments, some just aren’t worth the time.
While there’s no timetable for Woodley’s return, the champion defended his title less than three months ago and an interim title would be preposterous.
Eventually, the job became Brissett’s and the notion of him playing on the offensive line was revealed to be preposterous.
But then a preposterous third act breaks the spell.
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Synonymsabsurd, bizarre, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, fantastic, unreal, wild
Related Wordsimplausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; extravagant, grotesque; bizarro, curious, eccentric, far-out, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; Alice-in-Wonderland, Kafkaesque, nightmarish; dreamlike, surreal
Near Antonymsbrainy, bright, clever, intelligent, smart; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; well-advised
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